> One way is to use the TELNET program, e.g.:
>> telnet server-name-or-address 80 ENTER
> GET /index HTTP/1.1 ENTER
> Host: server-name ENTER
>> If the server doesn't understand or support 1.1, you'll get an error
> message from the server. Otherwise it'll give you the contents of
> the "index.html" file...
This isn't true. 1.0 servers should respond without any difficulty to
a HTTP/1.1 request. See RFC 2145 I J. Mogul, R. Fielding, J. Gettys,
H. Nielsen, "Use and interpretation of HTTP version numbers", 05/23/1997.